Another year is in the books, so what better time than the final day of the year to look back and see what turned out to be the most popular posts of 2014.
Of the 112 posts, these were the five most popular (based on page views):
1. Flynn’s Irish Pub closes: The Main Street stalwart closed in January after some 15 years at the location. It wouldn’t be too long before another concept took over the space.
2. Meatballs & Brews coming to former Flynn’s Pub: 2014 apparently was a popular year for reading about the Flynn’s location. Meatballs & Co. had a soft opening in the spring and has since gone through some minor renovations and re-branded as Meatballs & Brews.
3. El Quincho opens in former Tauros Grill: It looks like readers sure do like reading about restaurants. The Monroe Street eatery opened in April but it was short-lived: I’m told a “For Lease” sign went up in the window not more than about a month ago.
4. Mayor overhauls Redevelopment Agency: This one was a doozy. In August, the Redevelopment Agency is plugging along, business as usual. By September, four commissioners on the Redevelopment Agency step down, in addition to the longtime redevelopment director — all at the apparent behest of Mayor Samson Steinman. We’re left to speculate the reasons since no explanation has followed publicly, be it an agency or City Council meeting.
5. Pilot project will close East Cherry Street on weekends: City Council in July authorized the closing of East Cherry Street for a series of block party-style events in the fall called “Cherry Street Alive!” No word yet on if it will be tried again but a good effort to try something different nonetheless.
In all, there were more than 88,000 page views and some 32,000 visitors to the website during 2014. It was also the first year on WordPress after transferring all the content over from Google’s Blogspot. Here’s our annual report from Jetpack for more details.
Thanks to all again for reading this year. Best wishes to everyone in 2015 — let’s make a productive and prosperous new year!